The U.S. court of appeals has thrown out the verdict that required Samsung to pay $120 million to Apple in the patent infringement case.
Apple has initially sought $2.2 billion from Samsung and pointed out 8 of its patents that have been infringed. The included patents were the slide to unlock feature on the lock screen, auto correction of the texts and recognizing the phones numbers as they were being typed before making a phone call.
The judges have ruled that the first two of the three patents should not have been granted as they were universal and as far as the third patent is concerned, the ruling was on Samsung side indicating that it hasn’t infringed on it.
Apple filed the first lawsuit against Samsung in 2011 and Samsung replied with its own lawsuit against Apple. This quickly turned into a global dispute between the tech giants with Apple accusing Samsung of ripping off its design and shamelessly using them in their devices that were made to look and function like Apple’s iPhone.
These companies have agreed to bury their disputes globally last year but continued to fight on the U.S. soil.
“We have spent decades developing some of the most revolutionary products and services in the technology industry, and today’s decision proves that we did not infringe on any of Apple’s patents,” Samsung said in a statement. “Today’s decision is a win for consumer choice and puts competition back where it belongs — in the marketplace, not in the courtroom.”
The court has also decided that the lower court’s decision of awarding $158,500 to Samsung for the alleged infringement from Apple was fair and upheld the ruling.
This is the first major victory for Samsung in a long time. Stay tuned for more updates.
The post Samsung Wins a Significant Battle Over Apple in The Patent War appeared first on Samsung Rumors.
This post first appeared on Samsung Rumors: Galaxy, Tablet And Smart TV News B, please read the originial post: here